It was LittleGirl's turn to host breakfast for her Sunday School class today. To continue celebrating Independence Day, we went with a Red, White, & Blue theme, serving Strawberry Shortcake Donuts. (A huge hit, by the way. Definitely making these again!)
The tray of donuts had the required Red-White-Blue, but we were sorely lacking a table cover. What's a hostess to do? Why, sew one last-minute, of course!
I grabbed some denim-look fabric from the stash, searched the scrap bin for red & white fabrics, and created a Starry Table Runner. Perfection is not required when pressed for time, and these stars are simple to cut once you figure out how to fold them. Here's a tutorial on One-Snip Stars if you're so inclined to make some for yourself.
Our Starry Table Runner measures about 48" long x 15" wide. The stars are kinda-sorta appliqued atop the denim fabric. There was no fusible interfacing involved...more like a slapdash, looks good here, put the needle to it & sew kind of applique. The white stars were created with very raveling fabric, so they were zig-zag stitched. The red stars needed only a short running stitch to complete the look.
All in all, I'm quite pleased with the runner. For the 15ish minutes it took to complete from start-to-finish, I think it's a sewing project that will grace our table when another patriotic holiday rolls around.
|Starry Table Runner|
Fabric from the stash & scrap bins
|Starry Table Runner dressed up for with breakfast goodies|
|Strawberry Shortcake Donuts - Oh. My. Yum!|
These were absolutely scrumptious.
Yes, I made an extra. Had to try one. That's why they sell a baker's dozen, right?
Have you been sewing
or completed any quick projects this weekend?